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Kerning Rapport Essay

  • Submitted by: ProXhimo
  • on September 20, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,285 words

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Kerning brings A and V closer with their serifs over each other
In typography, kerning (less commonly mortising) is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. Kerning adjusts the space between individual letter forms, while tracking (letter-spacing) adjusts spacing uniformly over a range of characters.[1] In a well-kerned font, the two-dimensional blank spaces between each pair of characters all have similar area.
The related term kern denotes a part of a type letter that overhangs the edge of the type block.
Contents  [hide]    * 1 In metal typesetting   * 2 Digital typography       * 2.1 Kerning pairs       * 2.2 Autokerning       * 2.3 Kerning tools       * 2.4 Kerning in Browsers       * 2.5 "Keming"   * 3 See also   * 4 References |
[edit]In metal typesetting

The glyph on the right is kerned to overlap the succeeding character.
The word kern is a cognate of corner. In the days when all type was cast metal, a corner was notched to a consistent height on one or both sides of a letter-piece. Such notched pieces were only set against one another, not against unnotched ones, which had straight sides. The corner allowed for a character's features to reach into the area normally taken up by the next character, for example the top bar of the T, or the right diagonal stroke of the V to hang over the bottom left corner of an A.
Having a consistently shaped corner cut out allowed for using fewer pieces of type to make up all possible kerning pairs; for example a T- and V-piece with kerning on the right would match the same A piece with a matching kerning indention on the left.
An alternative is to have ligatures for common glyph combinations, such as the French L’, or the...

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